New York



Our attorneys are immersed in the domestic and international business activity that flows through New York City.

We’re in board rooms advising on governance and sophisticated corporate transactions and leading public and private financing deals for high profile projects. We have significant Wall Street experience navigating clients through corporate finance, IPOs, SEC compliance shareholder disputes and project finance. And we offer the full range of services companies need to maintain a flow of capital.

Our NYC litigators represent a diverse range of clients including banks, real estate companies, energy providers, telecommunications companies and insurers. They are seasoned trial lawyers who handle class actions, government investigations, complex litigation and international arbitrations and disputes anywhere in the world.

We have a robust team helping to develop the NYC of tomorrow. Our experience spans financing for new stadiums, developing and leasing office towers, assuring a stock of affordable housing and strengthening the city’s cultural institutions. Of course, our reach extends beyond Manhattan as we help clients meet infrastructure, energy and other development needs around the world.

We are constantly focused on supporting our communities and devote significant time in support of a variety of charitable causes including aid to battered women, advocacy for the homeless, and support to refugees fleeing persecution or seeking asylum.

Attorneys 'on the move': Nixon Peabody expands its Environmental team

New York Law Journal | August 10, 2022

This roundup of legal industry news across New York state highlights the arrivals of Long Island partner Sami Groff and Rochester counsel Mark Mustian to the Environmental team and Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice. The article also mentions the arrival of New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Johnny Hutchinson, and the selection of New York City partner Virginia Wong as leader of the firm’s Project Finance & Public Finance practice.

Cook County hits market with $500M, more positive rating news

Bond Buyer | August 08, 2022

This article covering the fiscal landscape and ratings outlook of Cook County, Illinois, mentions NP as bond counsel for the county’s planned offer of $280 million in general obligation refunding. The NP team involved includes San Francisco partner Travis Gibbs, Chicago partner Julie Seymour, and New York City counsel Abigail Sterling Olsen, all from the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

People on the move

Affordable Housing Finance | August 01, 2022

This roundup of notable industry moves highlights the selection of New York City strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen as deputy leader of the firm’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice, noting her previous role as commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal. The article also mentions Deborah will work closely with Chris Froeb, who was recently named to lead the firm’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice.

Nixon Peabody taps Wong for project finance lead

IJ Global | July 29, 2022

This article covers the selection of New York City partner Virginia Wong to lead NP’s nationally renowned Project Finance & Public Finance practice. The article also quotes PFIRE department head Michael Goldman and mentions New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Ken Lind as the former PGL.

5 tips to get attorney fees approved in wage-hour settlements

Law360 | July 29, 2022

This article includes commentary from New York City partner Chris Mason, leader of NP’s Arbitration team and deputy leader of the firm’s Class Actions and Aggregate Litigation team, on how the use of lodestar cross-checks can serve as a guide to ensure that fees make sense.

People in the news

McKnight’s Senior Living | July 28, 2022

This roundup of seniors housing news includes New York City strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen’s selection as deputy leader of the firm’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice. The article notes Deborah’s previous role as Commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.

They've got next: The 40 under 40

Bloomberg Law | July 28, 2022

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Jade Turner-Bond is profiled in this article as one of Bloomberg Law’s “40 under 40” honorees for 2022, and the sole public finance attorney on the list. Within her profile, Jade mentions Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Dan Deaton as her greatest legal mentor. A separate article with excerpts from the lawyers who recommended each “40 under 40” honoree quotes New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Ken Lind.

Nixon Peabody adds debt tax attorney

Inframation News | July 27, 2022

The following coverage highlights the arrival of New York City partner Johnny Hutchinson to the firm’s Project Finance & Public Finance practice, noting his deep experience with public-finance tax issues. Johnny is quoted throughout the Law360 article, which also mentions his previous work on financing for the renovation of New York’s LaGuardia International Airport alongside New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partners Roddy Devlin and Chris Reitzel.

Public finance expert joins Nixon Peabody as partner

Law360 | July 27, 2022

The following coverage highlights the arrival of New York City partner Johnny Hutchinson to the firm’s Project Finance & Public Finance practice, noting his deep experience with public-finance tax issues. Johnny is quoted throughout the emLaw360 article, which also mentions his previous work on financing for the renovation of New York’s LaGuardia International Airport alongside New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partners Roddy Devlin and Chris Reitzel.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | July 27, 2022

The following coverage highlights the arrival of New York City partner Johnny Hutchinson to the firm’s Project Finance & Public Finance practice, noting his deep experience with public-finance tax issues. The Bond Buyer article also quotes Project Finance & Public Finance practice group leader Virginia Wong and New York City office managing partner Ilana Kameros.

Prominent tax lawyer Hutchinson joins Nixon Peabody

The Bond Buyer | July 26, 2022

The following coverage highlights the arrival of New York City partner Johnny Hutchinson to the firm’s Project Finance & Public Finance practice, noting his deep experience with public-finance tax issues. The Bond Buyer article also quotes Project Finance & Public Finance practice group leader Virginia Wong and New York City office managing partner Ilana Kameros.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | July 20, 2022

This roundup of legal industry news includes the selection of New York City strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen as deputy leader of the firm’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice. The article notes Deborah’s previous role as commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.

Muni vet Wong to lead Nixon Peabody's project finance practice

Bond Buyer | July 14, 2022

This article covers the selection of New York City partner Virginia Wong to lead NP’s nationally renowned Project Finance & Public Finance practice. Among the projects mentioned, the article highlights Virginia’s work leading the team that served as bond counsel on the restructuring of more than $33 million in Puerto Rico debt this year, the largest municipal restructuring in US history. PFIRE department head Michael Goldman is also quoted in the article recognizing the contributions and successes of former PGL, New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Ken Lind.

Banking reform might chill affordable housing investment

Law360 | July 13, 2022

Deputy Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice group leader Deborah VanAmerongen, of the New York City office, is quoted in this article on how recently proposed federal banking reform could impact affordable housing investment and potentially increase the effectiveness of the Community Reinvestment Act. Deborah explains how various parties employ the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, and how the CRA can add to the motivation of financial institutions to finance affordable housing transactions because it counts toward their rating score.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | July 12, 2022

This roundup of legal industry moves and hires includes New York City partner Virginia Wong’s promotion to Project Finance & Public Finance practice group leader.

New York State Thruway Authority sets $2.2 billion sale of PIT bonds

Bond Buyer | July 11, 2022

This article on the New York State Thruway Authority’s planned sale of $2.2 billion of personal income tax bonds mentions NP as co-bond counsel. The NP team advising on the bond sale includes New York City partners Chris Reitzel and Adam Gordon, counsel Abbie Olsen, and associates Georgia Sackey and Kate Stack; Rochester partner Barry Carrigan; Washington, DC partners Bruce Serchuk and Joel Swearingen; and Albany counsel Jeff Pohl, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance practice.

Affordable housing attorneys see high demand for services

Law360 | June 29, 2022

This article covering the growth of affordable housing practice areas and high demand for related legal services quotes New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Meghan Altidor on the high level of attorney recruiting in the current environment. Meghan also explains how legislation, policy changes, and funding can entice law firms to get involved in affordable housing. Notably, the article refers to NP as an affordable housing “practice area heavyweight.”

When is rescission warranted under the Martin Act?

New York Law Journal | June 28, 2022

In her newest “Ask the Former Regulator” column, New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner and Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader Erica Buckley addresses a question about when rescission is warranted under the Martin Act—New York’s blue sky law— in relation to the offer and sale of new construction condominium units.

Many investors remain satisfied with steady income from affordable housing

Wealth Management | June 22, 2022

Affordable Housing & Real Estate deputy practice group leader Deborah VanAmerongen, of the New York City office, is quoted in this article covering investment in affordable housing properties. Deborah explains how investors could work with municipalities to understand incentives that may be available in exchange for maintaining affordability.

Real estate, architecture & engineering awards 2022

Long Island Business News | June 21, 2022

This special report highlighting the publication’s real estate, architecture & engineering awards for 2022 mentions New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Joe Lynch, whose Park Lake Residences affordable housing renovation project received the “IDA Project of the Year” award for Nassau County.

NYC housing tax breaks expiration portends unclear future

June 17, 2022

This article covering the expiration of New York’s 421a housing construction tax break quotes New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner and Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader Erica Buckley, who explains why this is a challenging time to let the exemption expire and what developers can do in in the interim until New York state lawmakers reconvene for the next legislative session in January.

JFK's new Terminal One will look to bond marketing for long-term financing

Bond Buyer | June 17, 2022

This article covering financing for John F. Kennedy International Airport’s new Terminal One, including plans to tap the municipal bond market for future phases of the project, mentions NP for serving as underwriter counsel representing Citi. The NP team involved in the project includes New York City partners Chris Reitzel, Virginia Wong, Ken Lind, and Roddy Devlin, and associates Kate Stack of New York and Dia Walrath of San Francisco, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group

The 421a apartment development tax break is officially dead

Bisnow | June 15, 2022

New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner and Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader Erica Buckley is quoted in the following articles covering the expiration of New York’s housing construction tax break 421a. Erica provides insight into what could happen next for both developers and New York state lawmakers.

Dead and buried: 421a is gone. Will it ever return?

The Real Deal | June 15, 2022

New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner and Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader Erica Buckley is quoted in the following article covering the expiration of New York’s housing construction tax break 421a. Erica provides insight into what could happen next for both developers and New York state lawmakers.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | June 02, 2022

This roundup of notable legal industry news and attorney moves includes the arrival of New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate counsel Sean Garahan to the firm.

Everything you need to know about combining apartments in NYC

Brick Underground | June 01, 2022

New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner and Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader Erica Buckley is quoted throughout this article, providing practical input on differences in the process of combining units in co-op and condo buildings.

Net operating losses—policies, effectiveness, and alternatives

Bloomberg Tax | May 31, 2022

This article contributed by New York City corporate partner Rick Cox, Washington, DC corporate associate Brian Kenney, and Washington, DC. Complex Disputes associate Myra Benjamin, explains how taxpayers can take advantage of net operating loss (NOL) deductions to offset taxable income in other tax years, and whether NOL policy is effective or if there are better alternatives.

ACLU-NH, NEA challenge attempt to have "divisive concepts" lawsuit tossed

New Hampshire Union Leader | May 23, 2022

This article covers a brief filed by a group of parents, teachers, and lawyers in a case challenging a New Hampshire law that regulates what can be taught in classrooms. The brief, which objects to attempts to dismiss the parties’ lawsuit, highlights concerns that the law discourages public school teachers from teaching and talking about race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, and gender identity in the classroom. NP is mentioned as one of the organizations that filed the initial lawsuit in December 2021. The NP team includes Manchester Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Dave Vicinanzo, Boston Complex Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, and New York GIWC partner Travis Hill.

How common hospital contracts can bruise financial health

Deloitte Insights in The Wall Street Journal | May 17, 2022

This article covering the pandemic’s impact on professional services agreements (PSAs) quotes New York City Corporate counsel Chris Desiderio, of the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring team, who provides key considerations for hospitals and health systems about how to develop strong and economically-viable PSAs.

Op-ed: Five steps to make 2022 the year of the homeowner

Crain’s New York Business | May 13, 2022

New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner and Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader Erica Buckley co-authored this op-ed urging New York state legislators to pass bills that would help increase home ownership and permanently safeguard affordable units that would otherwise be subject to loss through expiring contractual agreements. The article provides five common-sense suggestions to create a fairer and more robust affordable housing landscape.

36 Hours: What banks should know about the new reporting requirements for computer security incidents

Banking Law Journal | April 26, 2022

This contributed article by Complex Disputes partners Chris Queenin in Boston and Chris Mason in New York, and Boston partner and Privacy & Technology group leader Jason Kravitz, covers the new federal rule requiring financial institutions to report certain high-risk computer-security incidents within 36 hours after the incident occurs, following a trend of increased federal oversight involving cybersecurity.

'Burying the hatchet': Law firms find good reason to court 'boomerang' partners

The American Lawyer | April 11, 2022

This article covering a trend of attorneys returning to their prior firms features NP for the firm’s recent “boomerangs.” The story quotes Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago and Chief Talent Officer and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier for context on the trend, and also quotes New York Corporate partner Kevin Grant related to his recent move back to NP.

Deported man urges justices to review unfair deadline

Law360 | April 05, 2022

This article mentions New York Corporate counsel Chris Desiderio and Boston Privacy & Technology counsel Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero for their pro bono representation of a Salvadoran man who is asking the US Supreme Court to review the Fifth Circuit’s refusal to reconsider his decades-old deportation order.

Coops, condos and community land trusts: What is permissible in New York?

New York Law Journal | March 31, 2022

In her newest “Ask the Former Regulator” column, New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner and Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader Erica Buckley discusses the growing use of community land trusts to build more permanently affordable housing and the types of development that can be built on this land, along with the related filing requirements in New York.

Health system MJHS signs largest new lease in lower Manhattan in past 18 months

New York Business Journal | March 30, 2022

This article mentions New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner David Portal for serving as legal counsel to MJHS, one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the New York region, in connection with its new office lease in lower Manhattan. Connect Media also mentions David’s work with MJHS in a related article.

People on the move

Crain’s New York Business | March 28, 2022

New York City Corporate partners Kevin Grant and Dan Belostock are featured in this article for their recent arrival to NP, noting their focus on middle-market M&A and private equity transactions and providing additional detail on their practices.

Movers & Shakers: DLA pair joins Nixon Peabody

The Deal | March 10, 2022

New York City Corporate partners Kevin Grant and Daniel Belostock are featured in this column for their move to Nixon Peabody, mentioning their practice focus areas as well as details from prior work experience and education. The article notes that Kevin returns to NP after beginning his career at the firm as an associate.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | March 10, 2022

The following news coverage features the arrival of New York City Corporate partners Kevin Grant and Daniel Belostock to Nixon Peabody, mentioning that Kevin returns to NP after beginning his career at the firm as an associate.

On the move

New York Law Journal | March 09, 2022

The following news coverage features the arrival of New York City Corporate partners Kevin Grant and Daniel Belostock to Nixon Peabody, mentioning that Kevin returns to NP after beginning his career at the firm as an associate.

The 2022 Law Power 100

City & State New York | March 07, 2022

New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Erica Buckley, leader of NP’s Cooperatives & Condominiums team, is included in this year’s Law Power 100 list of the most influential legal professionals across New York. The article features an overview of her practice and her past experience at the New York attorney general’s office.

Puerto Rico's restructured bonds will be exempt, and provide fresh high-yield liquidity

The Bond Buyer | March 03, 2022

This article on Puerto Rico’s restructured general obligation bonds mentions NP for the firm’s determination that the bonds will be tax-exempt. The NP team is comprised of New York City partners Virginia Wong, Ken Lind, and Liz Columbo, and associate Sebastian Torres; Washington, DC partners Mitch Rapaport and Carla Young; and Los Angeles partner Angelica Valencia, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

Leveraging infrastructure cash for carbon transport projects

Law360 | March 01, 2022

New York partner and co-leader of the Energy and Infrastructure Projects team Ellen Friedman and Washington, DC associate Ben Reiter, both of the Project Finance & Public Finance group, contributed this article discussing the new Carbon Dioxide Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation (CIFIA) program included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is a first-of-its-kind program in the carbon capture and sequestration space.

Market sectors and segments pointed volume down in the Northeast

The Bond Buyer | February 25, 2022

The article on the state of the municipal bond markets mentions NP for serving as bond counsel on the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority’s $1.24 billion payroll mobility tax senior lean deal for MTA Bridges and Tunnels. The NP team included New York partners Liz Columbo, Ken Lind, Adam Gordon, Chris Reitzel, and counsel Abigail Olsen, and Washington DC partner Carla Young, all of the Project Finance and Public Finance group.

Santee Cooper approves $1.3 billion tender, exchange bond refunding

The Bond Buyer | February 09, 2022

This article on Santee Cooper’s board approving a $1.3 billion tender and exchange bond refunding mentions the firm for serving as disclosure counsel. The NP team representing the South Carolina-owned utility company includes partners Liz Columbo, Virginia Wong, and Barry Rothchild of New York, Mitch Rapaport of Washington, DC, and New York counsel Abigail Olsen and associate Sebastian Torres-Rodriguez, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group. Washington, DC Corporate partner Lloyd Spencer and Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Dan Deaton assisted with the analysis of securities laws related to the tender and exchange.

Progressives and Hochul battle over fate of $1.7B developer tax break

The City | February 01, 2022

This article covers the political clash over whether to renew New York City’s long-held tax break for rental housing development, which expires in June. New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Erica Buckley, who leads the Cooperatives and Condominiums team, is quoted for her outlook on Governor Hochul’s proposed change that would allow cooperatives and condominiums to once again qualify for the tax break if they satisfy certain affordability criteria.

Affordable co-ops and condos could be coming to New York

Habitat | January 24, 2022

This article, covering New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposal to replace a soon-to-expire property tax incentive program with the new Affordable Neighborhoods for New Yorkers (ANNY), quotes and links to a recent client alert written by Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader and partner Erica Buckley and department attorney Nichole Thomas, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group in New York City.

Tick TOC

P3 Bulletin | January 19, 2022

This article, covering the potential impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act on transit-oriented development, quotes New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin on the opportunity for more transit-adjacent investment and the sectors for which government financing may be in high demand.

New regulations have potential to remove barriers to care

Behavioral Healthcare Executive | January 17, 2022

New York City Healthcare associate Jena Grady contributed this article outlining the new or proposed federal regulations surrounding behavioral health, and their ability to improve whole-person care delivery by permanently extending the flexibility offered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virginia toll road refinancing bonds

Inframation News | January 11, 2022

This article on the refinancing of Elizabeth River Crossings’ bonds, which were used to modernize a river tunnel system in Virginia, mentions the firm for the work by New York City partners Virginia Wong and Roddy Devlin and Washington, DC partner Mitch Rapaport, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group, for serving as bond counsel.

Granite Recovery Centers acquired by Texas company

New Hampshire Union Leader | January 05, 2022

This article on BayMark Health Services’ acquisition of Granite Recovery Centers mentions NP for the work by Manchester partner and Private Equity practice leader Phil Taub, Washington DC partner and Tax practice co-leader Sean Clancy, and New York City partner Rachel Pugliese and associate Shaziah Singh, all of the Corporate group, for advising Granite Recovery Centers.

Transportation legislation and regulation to watch in 2022

Law360 | January 03, 2022

This article, focusing on major developments and notable trends in the year ahead, quotes New York Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin for his outlook on President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and how fast its various funding programs can be deployed.

NY ends the state of emergency for real estate securities developers

Real Estate Finance Journal | January 01, 2022

New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner and Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader Erica Buckley contributed this article offering guidance to developers in New York City following the end of the state of disaster emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The article covers the impacts for developers and the requirements they will need to comply with going forward.

Team from Nixon Peabody helps surgical practice expand

Rochester Business Journal | December 30, 2021

This feature article, focusing on NP client New York Bariatric Group’s expansion into Oklahoma and Arkansas, includes Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green and Long Island Healthcare partner Michele Masucci for leading the all-female team that advised NYBG. Lori is also quoted on how the transaction could serve as a blueprint for other medical practices looking to affiliate with a management services organization and expand. The NP team also included Rochester Corporate associate Jennifer Jovcevski, and Long Island associate Jennifer Greco and New York associate Jena Grady, both in the Healthcare group.

BayMark Health expands SUD treatment footprint with purchase of Granite Recovery Centers

Behavioral Health Business | December 23, 2021

This article on BayMark Health Services’ acquisition of Granite Recovery Centers mentions NP for the work by Manchester partner and Private Equity practice leader Phil Taub, Washington DC partner and Tax practice co-leader Sean Clancy, and New York City partner Rachel Pugliese and associate Shaziah Singh, all of the Corporate group, for advising Granite Recovery Centers.

Gauging buyer interest while complying with the Martin Act

New York Law Journal | December 23, 2021

New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner and Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader Erica Buckley contributed this article on the rules that govern out-of-state developers when offering and selling condos to New York residents. The article offers best practices for marketing condos in New York while staying compliant with the state’s requirements.

NH's largest teachers' union joins suit over law restricting teachings on racism, oppression

New Hampshire Public Radio | December 20, 2021

This following article covers a new lawsuit in New Hampshire challenging a state law that regulates what can be taught in classrooms—arguing the law’s vague language prevents students from having an open and complete dialogue about the perspectives of historically marginalized communities, as well as on topics concerning race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability. The federal lawsuit was brought by the National Education Association – New Hampshire and two school administrators, with the plaintiffs represented by a broad coalition including NP, the ACLU, the ACLU of New Hampshire, Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire, and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders.

The NP team working on this case includes Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader David Vicinanzo, of Manchester, Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, and New York City GIWC partner Travis Hill.

Second lawsuit filed challenging NH anti-discrimination law

Associated Press | December 20, 2021

This following article covers a new lawsuit in New Hampshire challenging a state law that regulates what can be taught in classrooms—arguing the law’s vague language prevents students from having an open and complete dialogue about the perspectives of historically marginalized communities, as well as on topics concerning race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability. The federal lawsuit was brought by the National Education Association – New Hampshire and two school administrators, with the plaintiffs represented by a broad coalition including NP, the ACLU, the ACLU of New Hampshire, Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire, and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders.

The NP team working on this case includes Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader David Vicinanzo, of Manchester, Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, and New York City GIWC partner Travis Hill.

NH race, gender censorship law challenged by teachers

Bloomberg Law | December 20, 2021

This following article covers a new lawsuit in New Hampshire challenging a state law that regulates what can be taught in classrooms—arguing the law’s vague language prevents students from having an open and complete dialogue about the perspectives of historically marginalized communities, as well as on topics concerning race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability. The federal lawsuit was brought by the National Education Association – New Hampshire and two school administrators, with the plaintiffs represented by a broad coalition including NP, the ACLU, the ACLU of New Hampshire, Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire, and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders.

The NP team working on this case includes Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader David Vicinanzo, of Manchester, Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, and New York City GIWC partner Travis Hill.

Bariatric practice expands into Oklahoma, Arkansas

Long Island Business News | December 16, 2021

This feature article, focusing on NP client New York Bariatric Group’s expansion into Oklahoma and Arkansas, includes Long Island Healthcare partner Michele Masucci and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green for leading the team that advised NYBG. Michele is also quoted on our firm’s work with NYBG. The NP team also included Long Island associate Jennifer Greco and New York associate Jena Grady, both in the Healthcare group; and Rochester Corporate associate Jennifer Jovcevski.

Whistleblower-initiated FCA investigation highlights risks to PPP borrowers, other pandemic relief beneficiaries

The Banking Law Journal | December 13, 2021

A cross-practice team contributed this article covering the first False Claims Act settlement over Paycheck Protection Program funds that arose from a whistleblower complaint, and it offers insight on the implications of this action for other beneficiaries of coronavirus relief. The NP team comprises Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader and Manchester partner David Vicinanzo; Washington, DC partner Adam Tarosky, and Chicago partner Christopher Hotaling, both of the GIWC group; Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan; and New York Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas.

States look to convert hotels, motels, and commercial properties for shelter and permanent low-income housing

Tax Credit Advisor | December 01, 2021

This article, on states that have passed legislation to help fund the conversion of existing commercial properties into affordable housing, quotes New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Meghan Altidor on how New York’s program, the Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act (HONDA), is generating a lot of interest from nonprofit entities. Meghan also provides industry perspective on the types of buildings that are ripe for conversion.

Deal Watch: Private equity hits new heights

The American Lawyer | November 22, 2021

This article on the surge in private equity deals includes NP for advising the owners of skin care brand Obagi in its $1.2 billion business combination agreement with Waldencast Acquisition Corp. and the spinoff of Obagi’s operations in China.

The NP team was led by David Cheng, chair and managing partner of the firm's China and Asia-Pacific practice, and New York City Corporate partners Michael Smith and Richard Langan. The team that advised Obagi also included Chicago Corporate partner David Brown, Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington, DC Complex Commercial Disputes partner and Antitrust team leader Gordon Lang, and Washington, DC Corporate senior counsel Kenneth Silverberg. Other members of the team included Boston Corporate associate Anthony Bova and Chinese legal consultant Kelly Xiang.

Kramer Levin, Nixon aid $198M NYC debt restructuring

Law360 | November 18, 2021

This article on the debt restructuring of 200 Amsterdam, a new luxury condo tower in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan, includes New York City partner and Cooperatives & Condominiums practice team leader Erica Buckley for representing Amsterdam Avenue Redevelopment Associates as condo counsel. The article also quotes Erica on how the existing loan has to be broken down by unit when selling a condo unit.

Four firms lead three-way SPAC to create new beauty platform

Bloomberg Law | November 18, 2021

This article covering a roughly $1.2 billion merger of skin care and beauty brands with a special purpose acquisition company mentions NP for advising the owners of skin care brand Obagi in its business combination agreement with Waldencast Acquisition Corp. and the spinoff of Obagi's operations in China.

The NP team was led by David Cheng, chair and managing partner of the firm's China and Asia-Pacific practice, and New York City Corporate partners Michael Smith and Richard Langan. The team that advised Obagi also included Chicago Corporate partner David Brown, Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington, DC Complex Commercial Disputes partner and Antitrust team leader Gordon Lang, and Washington, DC Corporate senior counsel Kenneth Silverberg. Other members of the team included Boston Corporate associate Anthony Bova and Chinese legal consultant Kelly Xiang.

Hudson Yards rides upgrades into $542 million sale

The Bond Buyer | October 15, 2021

This article focuses on New York City development Hudson Yards and its upcoming offering of Series 2022A fixed-rate revenue green bonds. Our firm is mentioned as co-bond counsel for the work by Project Finance & Public Finance team leader and New York City partner Ken Lind.

People on the move

Affordable Housing Finance | October 05, 2021

This roundup of notable moves in the affordable housing industry includes the arrival of New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Laura Sugarman, who focuses her practice on cooperative and condominium conversions, and commercial real estate transactions.

Lawyers on the move

New York Law Journal | September 29, 2021

This roundup of notable New York State legal moves includes the arrival of New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Laura Sugarman, who focuses her practice on cooperative and condominium conversions, and commercial real estate transactions.

All hands on deck - Real estate partners jump ship amid historic demand

American Lawyer | September 28, 2021

This article on the booming demand for real estate lawyers includes the arrival of New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Laura Sugarman—who focuses her practice on cooperative and condominium conversions, and commercial real estate transactions—to the firm.

Practical implications of transfer tax amendment

New York Law Journal | September 23, 2021

New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner and Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader Erica Buckley contributed this article discussing New York State’s amendment to its estate transfer tax statute, its elimination of “grossing-up” which historically raised the total amount paid by the purchaser, and the amendment’s implications for attorneys of project sponsors.

Understanding when the bankruptcy stay keeps the government at bay

New York Law Journal | September 17, 2021

New York City Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas contributed this article analyzing the “police power” exception to the automatic stay of the Bankruptcy Code, which gives governments the ability to, under certain circumstances, continue enforcing actions or collecting money from the debtor. The article explores the ambiguity of this exception for courts, their process for evaluating it, and how the exception has been applied throughout history.

Government proposes a path to address the significant unmet mental health needs that further came to light with the COVID-19 pandemic

Behavioral Health Business | September 15, 2021

New York City Health Care associate Jena Grady contributed this article on how the COVID-19 pandemic both exacerbated and underscored the growing mental health crisis, and how the Biden-Harris administration, along with state and local governments, is leveraging the more flexible policies adopted during the pandemic to mitigate unmet mental health needs.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | September 15, 2021

This roundup of notable legal news and moves mentions the arrival of New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Laura Sugarman, who focuses her practice on cooperative and condominium conversions, and commercial real estate transactions.

Moving away from stress: Fleeing the big city for small town life

Bloomberg Law | September 09, 2021

New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner and Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader Erica Buckley contributed this article on the efficiencies she gained while working from her upstate New York home during the pandemic, and how the new norms have allowed her to achieve better work-life balance while simultaneously expanding her practice.

Sector analysis – Order in the court – The next US P3s

Inframation | August 23, 2021

This article analyzing public-private partnerships within the courthouse sector extensively quotes New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin for his thoughts on P3 procurement, the maintenance standards that make P3s attractive, and traditional tax-exempt finance procurement.

Whose house is this? Pandemics, eviction moratoriums, and the NY Real Estate Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act

New York Law Journal | August 16, 2021

New York City Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner and State Attorneys General practice team co-leader Travis Hill contributed this article analyzing New York’s COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 and how it should be adjusted to allow landlords to deal with problem tenants, unrelated to the pandemic.

How the New York AG can prevent a Surfside disaster in the Big Apple

Crain’s New York | August 12, 2021

Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader and New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Erica Buckley co-wrote this op-ed analyzing New York’s Martin Act and the ways in which the state’s attorney general can modify current regulations in order to prevent the kind of apartment building collapse that devastated Surfside, Florida.

SVXR to sell assets after lengthy marketing process

The Deal | August 09, 2021

This article mentions Boston Corporate partner Jack Fainberg and senior counsel Richard Stein, and New York City Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy counsel Chris Desiderio for representing Bruker Nano in its agreement to purchase the assets of semiconductor and electronics equipment maker SVXR Inc. as part of SVXR’s Chapter 11 case.

$30 million acquisition of the Johanna Apartments preserves affordable housing Harlem, Manhattan

New York YIMBY | August 04, 2021

This article covers Camber Property Group&rsquos latest acquisition of an affordable housing apartment in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem. The deal will extend affordability protections for the maximum 40-year term through a new U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development contract and an agreement with the City of New York. NP is mentioned for the work by New York City partner Aaron Yowell, strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, and associate James Allen, and Boston counsel Alexander Rosso, all in the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, for advising Camber Property.

Project finance midyear review roundtable 2021

Power Finance & Risk | July 30, 2021

This article covers the publication’s recent roundtable event, where major players in the project finance space discussed the state of industry in the first half of 2021. Energy & Infrastructure Projects team co-lead and New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Ellen Friedman is quoted extensively for her outlook on the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan, the renewable energy space, and the development of new tax credit structures around 45Q. Ellen also discussed expanded SEC oversight on ESG disclosures, and the increased role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. on proposed, and sometimes closed, transactions as having a major impact on power and renewables project financing.

New York May Miss the Window to Convert Hotels to Affordable Housing

Bloomberg CityLab | July 01, 2021

In this article, New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Meghan Altidor discusses how California and New York are turning hotels into housing.

Understanding the mortgage recording tax credit deadline suspension

New York Law Journal | June 23, 2021

Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader and New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Erica Buckley contributed this column on New York state’s mortgage recording tax credit, which offers relief to real estate professionals, and how the governor’s executive order suspending the deadline to take advantage of the credit will alleviate some of the marketplace disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Nixon Peabody advises joint venture on California's first RAD for PRAC

National Housing & Rehabilitation Association/HousingOnline.com | June 22, 2021

The following article highlights NP’s work on a complex financing transaction and status conversion that will provide St. Stephens Retirement Center in San Diego with decades of financial certainty as well as funding to rehabilitate the property. This is the first deal ever in California to utilize the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) “RAD for PRAC” program, which can help owners of eligible seniors housing properties convert existing rental assistance contracts to enable access to private capital for conducting repairs and improvements, as well as maintaining ownership in affordable housing properties. Washington, DC senior counsel Monica Sussman and New York counsel Kathie Soroka led the deal team, which also included Washington, DC associate Brendan Cardella-Koll, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

Actions and Transactions

McKnight’s Senior Living | June 21, 2021

The following article highlights NP’s work on a complex financing transaction and status conversion that will provide St. Stephens Retirement Center in San Diego with decades of financial certainty as well as funding to rehabilitate the property. This is the first deal ever in California to utilize the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) “RAD for PRAC” program, which can help owners of eligible seniors housing properties convert existing rental assistance contracts to enable access to private capital for conducting repairs and improvements, as well as maintaining ownership in affordable housing properties. Washington, DC senior counsel Monica Sussman and New York counsel Kathie Soroka led the deal team, which also included Washington, DC associate Brendan Cardella-Koll, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

DIF fund to buy Oklahoma wind farm

Power Finance & Risk | June 09, 2021

This article mentions NP for advising DIF Capital Partners’ infrastructure fund on its agreement to acquire the Kingfisher wind farm in Oklahoma. The deal team includes Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Shariff Barakat, Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Buffalo Global Finance partner Martha Anderson, and Rochester Corporate associate Aya Hoffman.

Also contributing to the deal were New York City Corporate partner Rick Cox; Manchester partner Mark Beaudoin and San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group; and Washington, DC partners Elizabeth Whittle and Bob Daileader and counsel Ken Weiner, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

California sugarcane-to-ethanol plant verified green bond sale

The Bond Buyer | June 03, 2021

This article on the $575 million in bonds for California Ethanol + Power, which will fund the construction of the Sugar Valley Energy alternative fuel and energy plant to convert sugarcane into ethanol mentions NP as disclosure counsel. The NP team includes Los Angeles partners Dan Deaton and Angelica Valencia and New York City partner Scott Singer, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

Silver Street, LIHC spearheading NY affordable housing rehab after $55M buy

Commercial Observer | May 10, 2021

New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Joe Lynch is mentioned in this article for representing Silver Street Development in its joint venture partnership with LIHC Investment Group to rehabilitate the Marble Hall Apartments low-income housing development. The deal team also included Washington, D.C. partner Steve Wallace, Boston counsel Alex Rosso, and New York City associate Alex Hohauser, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

Partners secure $71M to acquire, preserve affordable Westchester rental

Real Estate Weekly | May 10, 2021

This article, on Silver Street Development’s joint venture partnership with LIHC Investment Group to rehabilitate low-income housing development Marble Hall Apartments, mentions the firm for the work by New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Joe Lynch in representing Silver Street.

The Cannabis industry should employ careful tax planning when allocating between cost of goods sold and ordinary business expenses

Cannabis Business Executive | May 09, 2021

Corporate partner and Tax team member Rick Cox and Corporate associate Vince Tennant, both of the New York City office, contributed this article on careful tax planning for cannabis companies, which are denied certain business expenses since cannabis remains illegal at the federal level.

Changing circumstances reduced demand for California school note program

The Bond Buyer | April 29, 2021

This article, on the California School Finance Authority’s borrowing program created to help school districts manage pandemic-driven budget deferrals, mentions NP as disclosure counsel for notes issued in March and April for elementary, high school, and community college districts. Los Angeles partners Rudy Salo and Dan Deaton, and San Francisco partners Travis Gibbs and Graham Beck, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group, advised CSFA in this deal. Update: New York Bankruptcy & Restructuring partner Robert Christmas also advised CSFA in this deal.

Sleep no more

P3 Bulletin | April 21, 2021

In article on President Biden’s infrastructure plan, the American Jobs Plan, New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin is quoted extensively on the plan’s unique aspects, how it’s redefining the definition of infrastructure, and his outlook on public-private partnerships.

Infrastructure redefined (podcast)

The Bond Buyer | April 13, 2021

In this podcast episode on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin is featured as a guest to discuss his outlook, including how the plan is redefining the definition of infrastructure to encompass broadband and electric-vehicle charging stations, among other areas.

"Devil is in the details" of corporate tax reform

The Well News | April 09, 2021

This article on the Biden administration’s proposal for domestic and global corporate tax reform quotes New York City Corporate partner Rick Cox, a member of the Tax team, on concerns related to a minimum tax, how the revenue threshold has shifted since Biden’s presidential campaign, and possible implications for companies that recently decided to expand globally.

Intermediate copying, artificial intelligence and best practices for counseling music clients in an evolving legal and technological landscape

New York Law Journal | April 09, 2021

New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp and Washington, DC Intellectual Property associate Alexis Grilli contributed this article analyzing the Tracy Chapman v. Nicki Minaj case and an evolution in copyright law—intermediate copying, AI, and its intersection with the doctrine of fair use.

Crossroads-Roddy Devlin of Nixon Peabody discusses Americas Jobs Plan

Inframation News | April 01, 2021

In this podcast episode on President Biden’s federal infrastructure investment proposal, the American Jobs Plan, New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin is featured as a guest to discuss the plan’s unique aspects and how it could further incentivize public-private partnerships.

Rehab starts on New York affordable senior housing

Multi-Housing News | March 30, 2021

This article on the $35.8 million rehabilitation of an affordable housing community for seniors in White Plains, NY, mentions the firm for the work of New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Joe Lynch and strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen as borrower counsel.

Occidental CEO calls on big banks to invest in carbon capture, utilization space

S&P Global | March 22, 2021

This article quotes Energy and Infrastructure Projects practice team co-leader and New York City partner Ellen Friedman on how major banking institutions are pursuing carbon capture investment structures while mitigating sectorial risks, and also how investors are seeking further guidance and clarity from the IRS.

Nixon Peabody Co-Op Leader Sees Strong Residential Sectors

Law360 | March 19, 2021

Cooperatives and Condominiums practice team leader and New York City partner Erica Buckley is featured in this Q&A article on her outlook for New York’s affordable and middle-market residential sectors during the pandemic. This story is part of a series spotlighting female real estate leaders during Women’s History Month.

High crimes and misdemeanors - Cannabis legalization and criminal justice reform

Cannabis Business Executive | March 19, 2021

New York City Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Travis Hill contributed this article analyzing the two pending marijuana bills before the New York state legislature. The article is based on Travis’ recent client alert.

The 2021 Law Power 100

City & State | March 16, 2021

Cooperatives & Condominiums practice team leader and New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Erica Buckley is included in this list of attorneys influencing New York’s political and government spheres.

Would new law allow for conversion of a hotel to a condominium?

New York Law Journal | March 08, 2021

In the latest installment of her “Ask the Former Regulator“ column, Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader and New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Erica Buckley discusses the Multiple Dwelling Law and the proposed law to allow the conversion of a hotel to a for-sale condominium.

OCC rule misaligned with some tax equity safe harbors

Law360 | March 08, 2021

This contributed article, which examines the OCC’s finalized rule governing national banks’ ability to participate in equity-based finance structures involving tax credits, was authored by Project Finance & Public Finance partner Ellen Friedman and Global Finance senior counsel Larry Fruchtman, both in New York City; Community Development Finance partner Forrest Milder in Boston; and Community Development Finance partners Michael Goldman and Shariff Barakat, both in Washington, DC.

Engineering group gives U.S. infrastructure C-grade

Inframation News | March 03, 2021

This article on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure quotes New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin for his optimistic outlook on U.S. infrastructure.

'Mediocre' US infrastructure needs more funding, report says

Law360 | March 03, 2021

This article, focusing on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, quotes New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin for his bullish outlook on a comprehensive infrastructure investment plan out of the Biden administration.

National Standard Abstract provides title insurance for CB Emmanuel 30 million rehabilitation project

New York Real Estate Journal | March 02, 2021

This article, focusing on the slated project to preserve Calvary Baptist Church Senior Housing’s studio and one-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors, mentions the firm for the work by New York City partner Joe Lynch and strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen and Rochester associate Matt Carrigg, all in the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, in advising CB Emmanuel.

Lawyers on the Move

New York Law Journal | February 25, 2021

Long Island partner Tara Daub is included in this column of notable legal moves in New York for her appointment to Labor & Employment practice group leader. Long Island Labor & Employment counsel David Tauster; New York City counsels Julia Casteleiro and Abby Patterson, and Long Island counsel Mike Webb, all in the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group; and Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Erik Goergen are also included for their promotions to counsel.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | February 17, 2021

This roundup of notable legal industry news and people moves includes Nixon Peabody’s promotion of 12 attorneys to counsel.

Get ready: Legalized adult-use marijuana in N.Y. isn’t far off

Rochester Business Journal | February 12, 2021

Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle, and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, all of the Cannabis practice, contributed this article discussing the legislative path toward legalized adult-use marijuana in New York State and best practices for businesses to prepare now.

GREEN Act would bolster tax credits for renewables, introduce storage ITC

Power Finance & Risk | February 11, 2021

This article on the reintroduction of the GREEN Act in the House of Representatives quotes New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Ellen Friedman on the viability of the Act’s 85% refundable credit to make it through the Senate and her outlook on the 30% investment tax credit for standalone energy storage.

More Types of Investors Are Targeting Affordable Housing

WealthManagement.com | February 09, 2021

This article, on how investors are finding more ways to invest in affordable housing, quotes New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen on how geography comes into play with tax credits and investments made by private equity firms and developers.

People on the move

Crain’s New York | February 05, 2021

New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Adam Gordon was included in this roundup of notable executive news for his promotion to partner.

Law firm forms practice group to tackle state AG probes

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | February 04, 2021

This feature article on the formation of NP’s State Attorneys General team quotes Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partners Bill Codinha and Rob Fisher throughout the story on the team’s work both in Massachusetts and across the country. The article also quotes Litigation chair Scott O’Connell and mentions the team’s co-leaders, Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Erica Buckley and Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Travis Hill, both in New York City.

Private equity and venture capital firms expected to drive SPAC growth this year

EisnerAmper | February 03, 2021

This blog post by accounting firm EisnerAmper on the special purpose acquisition company IPO market in the year ahead quotes New York City Corporate partner Michael Smith for his outlook on stock market swings, and interest by foreign businesses to IPO by a SPAC listed on the NASDAQ or NYSE.

Court permits drawdown on letter of credit and rejects tenant's impossibility of performance argument

Real Estate Finance Journal | February 01, 2021

New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate counsel Richard Shore contributed this article analyzing the recent decision in Backal Hospitality Group, LLC v. 627 West 42nd Retail LLC and what it means for commercial tenants and landlords and future proceedings related to the nonpayment of rent during COVID-19.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | February 01, 2021

The launch of the firm’s State Attorneys General practice team is included in this roundup of notable legal news. The team is led by New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Erica Buckley; New York partner Travis Hill and Boston partners Bill Codinha and Rob Fisher, of the Government Investigations & White Collar Defense group.

Charlesbank Buys Stake in MB2 Dental from Sentinel

Mergers & Acquisitions | February 01, 2021

This article on investment firm Charlesbank Capital Partners’ majority-interest acquisition in MB2 Dental—a dental partnership organization with affiliated practices across 24 states—mentions the firm for the work by Health Care partners Michele Masucci and Mike Schnipper, in Long Island, and associate Jena Grady, in New York.

Gordon and Turner-Bond Make Partner at Nixon Peabody

The Bond Buyer | January 29, 2021

This article features New York partner-elect Adam Gordon and Los Angeles partner-elect Jade Turner-Bond, both of the Project Finance & Public Finance group, highlighting their Feb. 1 promotions to partner, their practice work, and their community involvement. Managing partner and CEO Andrew Glincher is quoted on the firm’s diverse pipeline of talent and the resilience of this year’s partner class.

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Names Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright as Director of Environmental Justice

New York Law Journal | January 28, 2021

The launch of the firm’s State Attorneys General practice team is included in this roundup article of notable legal news. The team is led by New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Erica Buckley; New York partner Travis Hill and Boston partners Bill Codinha and Rob Fisher, of the Government Investigations & White Collar Defense group.

Federal rule opens tax-equity investment to national banks

Inframation News | January 25, 2021

This article on the new rule by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency that may allow national banks and federal savings associations to engage in certain tax-equity finance transactions cites a recent NP tax credit alert. The alert was written by Project Finance & Public Finance partner Ellen Friedman and Global Finance senior counsel Larry Fruchtman, both in New York City; Community Development Finance partners Shariff Barakat and Michael Goldman, both in Washington, D.C.; and Boston Community Development Finance partner Forrest Milder.

M&A Agreements Feature More Buyer-Protections

The Wall Street Journal’s CFO Journal | January 21, 2021

NP’s 18th MAC Survey, which for the first time tracked the inclusion of exceptions relating to pandemics or COVID-19 in merger agreements, was included in The Wall Street Journal’s morning newsletter for chief financial officers and senior financial executives. New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan is the lead author of the MAC Survey.

New York Takes Next Step Toward Legalizing Recreational Marijuana—How you can best prepare for and benefit from legalized recreational use

Cannabis Business Executive | January 13, 2021

Following New York’s reintroduction of a bill that would legalize and tax adult-use recreational marijuana, Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, and Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle contributed this article highlighting key focus areas for those looking to enter the potential new industry.

Member Moves and News

New York City Bar | January 11, 2021

New York Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Travis Hill’s arrival to the firm is included in this roundup of notable news among members of the NYC Bar Association.

Career Tracker: Law Firms Mark Start of 2021 with Wave of Lateral Hires

Reuters Legal | January 08, 2021

Notable legal moves highlight New York Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Travis Hill’s arrival to the firm.

Hire Up: Big Law's First 2021 Hires Focus on Government Compliance, Deal Practices

American Lawyer | January 08, 2021

Notable legal moves highlight New York Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Travis Hill’s arrival to the firm.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law Wake Up Call | January 06, 2021

New York Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Travis Hill’s move to the firm was included in this morning’s roundup of notable legal news.

Lessons Learned in 2020

Affordable Housing Finance - Lessons Learned in 2020 | January 04, 2021

New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen is quoted in Affordable Housing Finance’s 2021 outlook and 2020 year-end articles. Deborah is quoted for her perspective on the exponential growth in the need for affordable housing and how the adjustments by industry practitioners to the “new normal“ improved efficiency.

COVID to Remain the Top Issue in 2021

Affordable Housing Finance | January 04, 2021

New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen is quoted in Affordable Housing Finance’s 2021 outlook and 2020 year-end articles. Deborah is quoted for her perspective on the exponential growth in the need for affordable housing and how the adjustments by industry practitioners to the “new normal“ improved efficiency.

Boston Financial Completes Boston Capital Acquisition

Affordable Housing Finance | December 29, 2020

In this article on the acquisition of NP client Boston Capital’s low-income housing tax credit fund portfolio by Boston Financial Investment Management, the firm was mentioned for the work by New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan and associates Shaziah Singh and Vincent Tennant.

With budget in rearview, Cook County turns sights to borrowing plans

The Bond Buyer | December 22, 2020

This article mentions the firm for serving as bond counsel to Cook County, IL, in its new money and refunding deals totaling about $600 million. The NP team included Chicago partner Julie Seymour, San Francisco partner Travis Gibbs and New York City counsel Abbie Olsen, all in the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

Notable Women in Law

Crain’s New York | December 21, 2020

Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader and New York City partner Erica Buckley is featured in this article for being named one of the city’s “Notable Women in Law“ for the third year in a row.

Rockport Provides HUD Refi on Queens Senior Housing

Connect CRE | December 18, 2020

The firm was mentioned in this article on the FHA Section 223(f) refinancing loan for Israel Senior Citizen Housing I and II, an apartment complex for the elderly in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, NY. Washington, D.C. partner Susanna Mitchell and New York City strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, advised JASA Corporation in the deal.

Rockport Closes on $74M Refi' to Upgrade Queens Senior Housing

Real Estate Weekly | December 16, 2020

The firm was mentioned in this article on the FHA Section 223(f) refinancing loan for Israel Senior Citizen Housing I and II, an apartment complex for the elderly in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, NY. Washington, D.C. partner Susanna Mitchell and New York City strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, both in the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, advised JASA Corporation in the deal.

Level Up: Legal Business Agreements

Capital Foundation of New York | December 15, 2020

In this blog post from the Capital Foundation of New York, Albany Corporate attorney Marissa Wiley responds to a submitted question concerning setting up a legal business agreement.

Pandemic's effect on issuers

The Bond Buyer podcast | December 15, 2020

This podcast episode features Project Finance & Public Finance leader and New York City partner Ken Lind’s industry outlook, including sectors and financing instruments, virus-related SEC disclosure guidance, and the planned phase-out of Libor. The episode notably mentions the firm’s U.S. News accolade for “Law Firm of the Year in Public Finance for 2021“.

New York State's over $2.1 PIT bond sale should see demand, analysts say

The Bond Buyer | December 14, 2020

This article mentions the firm as co-bond counsel to Empire State Development Corporation’s scheduled issuance of PIT bonds on behalf of New York State in a competitive deal to fund capital projects, for the work by New York City partner Chris Reitzel, counsel Abbie Olsen and associates Adam Gordon and Kate Stack, and Washington, D.C. partner Bruce Serchuk and associate Joel Swearingen, all in the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

When HDFC Shareholders Want To 'Go Private'

New York Law Journal | December 11, 2020

In the latest installment of her “Ask the Former Regulator“ column, New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Erica Buckley discusses whether a housing development fund company that operates as a housing cooperative can go private and what factors shareholders need to consider.

Mergers & Acquisitions

People Moves | December 04, 2020

This roundup of notable executive moves in the M&A space includes the arrival of New York Corporate partner Michael A. Smith to the firm.

Breaking Ground Begins Transformation of Former Jehovah's Witnesses Hotel

Affordable Housing Finance | December 02, 2020

This article on the conversion of 90 Sands St.—a well-known building in New York City and former Jehovah Witnesses’ hotel—into affordable and supportive housing mentions the firm for the work of New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Joe Lynch, strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, and associate Julia Casteleiro in representing Breaking Ground, New York’s largest supportive housing developer.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | December 01, 2020

This roundup of notable legal news includes the arrival of New York Corporate partner Michael A. Smith to the firm.

Cannabis legalized in New Jersey — Is New York next?

Cannabis Business Executive | November 25, 2020

On the heels of New Jersey’s vote to legalize cannabis, Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, and Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle wrote this contributed article on potential side effects for neighboring New York and actions for businesses anticipating legalization in the Empire State.

Nonprofit to convert former Brooklyn hotel to apartments

Multi-Housing News | November 24, 2020

The following articles highlight the conversion of 90 Sands St.—a well-known building in New York City and former Jehovah Witnesses’ hotel—into affordable and supportive housing. The firm was mentioned for the work by New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Joe Lynch, strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, and associate Julia Casteleiro in representing Breaking Ground, New York’s largest supportive housing developer.

This week's N.Y. deal sheet

Bisnow | November 24, 2020

This article on the conversion of 90 Sands St.—a well-known building in New York City and former Jehovah Witnesses’ hotel—into affordable and supportive housing mentions the firm for the work of New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Joe Lynch, strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, and associate Julia Casteleiro in representing Breaking Ground, New York’s largest supportive housing developer.

Jehovah's Witnesses' former DUMBO hotel to begin conversion to low-income housing

Brooklyn Daily Eagle | November 23, 2020

The following article highlights the conversion of 90 Sands St.—a well-known building in New York City and former Jehovah Witnesses’ hotel—into affordable and supportive housing. The firm was mentioned for the work by New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Joe Lynch, strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, and associate Julia Casteleiro in representing Breaking Ground, New York’s largest supportive housing developer.

Affordable developer secures financing for Watchtower hotel conversion

Real Estate Weekly | November 23, 2020

The following article highlights the conversion of 90 Sands St.—a well-known building in New York City and former Jehovah Witnesses’ hotel—into affordable and supportive housing. The firm was mentioned for the work by New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Joe Lynch, strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, and associate Julia Casteleiro in representing Breaking Ground, New York’s largest supportive housing developer.

Bank Gives Purple Line Firms More Time to Reach a Settlement with Maryland and Avoid Potential Default on Debt

The Washington Post | November 08, 2020

In this article on a forbearance agreement between the concessionaire of Maryland’s Purple Line transit project and the bank representing bondholders, New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin provides third-party commentary on what the forbearance agreement means in practical terms.

Auction Set for LRGHealthcare's Assets

Laconia Daily Sun (N.H.) | November 06, 2020

This article covers an upcoming auction of LRGHealthcare’s assets as part of the nonprofit hospital operator’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, noting an initial $30 million bid from Concord Hospital. Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group leader and Boston partner Victor Milione, Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, New York City counsel Chris Desiderio and associate Chris Fong, both of the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy group, are representing LRGHealthcare, and the auction is scheduled for Dec. 16 at NP’s Manchester office.

Avanath Acquires Boston Workforce Housing

Multi-Housing News | November 03, 2020

The following article covers client Avanath Capital Management’s acquisition of a 207-unit apartment community in Boston, a complex transaction that will preserve Morton Village as an affordable housing property for many years to come. The stories mention NP for the firm’s work as legal counsel and name members of the deal team, New York City partner Tatiana Gutierrez, Boston partners Jeff Sacks and Ruth Silman, and associate Ali Walendziak, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

Avanath Capital Management Acquires 207-Unit Workforce Housing Community in Boston

Yield PRO | November 02, 2020

The following article covers client Avanath Capital Management’s acquisition of a 207-unit apartment community in Boston, a complex transaction that will preserve Morton Village as an affordable housing property for many years to come. The stories mention NP for the firm’s work as legal counsel and name members of the deal team, New York City partner Tatiana Gutierrez, Boston partners Jeff Sacks and Ruth Silman, and associate Ali Walendziak, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

Ratajkowski Says Instagram Copyright Suit Aimed to 'Extort'

Law360 | October 29, 2020

This article, examining the latest developments in a copyright lawsuit involving a paparazzi photo of actress and model Emily Ratajkowski, mentions New York Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp and Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler for representing Ratajkowski in this matter.

Santee Cooper OKs bond deal oversubscribed more than five times

The Bond Buyer | October 28, 2020

This article on Santee Cooper’s revenue and refunding bond deal, which drew $3.5 billion in orders from investors, mentions the firm for New York Project Finance & Public Finance partner Liz Columbo’s work representing the South Carolina-owned utility company as bond and disclosure counsel.

Joint Venture Buys Jersey City Affordable Apartment Portfolio for $127M

NJBiz | October 22, 2020

This article mentions the firm for representing Hudson Valley Property Group LLC in its partnership with Nuveen Investments for the purchase of a 412-unit affordable apartment portfolio in Jersey City. The deal team included New York partner Aaron Yowell and strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, Boston partner Chris Froeb, and Washington, D.C. partner Susanna Mitchell, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

Hudson Valley Property Group and Nuveen Acquire New Jersey Portfolio

Affordable Housing Finance | October 21, 2020

This article mentions the firm for representing Hudson Valley Property Group LLC in its partnership with Nuveen Investments for the purchase of a 412-unit affordable apartment portfolio in Jersey City. The deal team included New York partner Aaron Yowell and strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, Boston partner Chris Froeb, and Washington, D.C. partner Susanna Mitchell, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

LRGHealthcare Files for Bankruptcy, Concord Hospital May Acquire

Business NH magazine | October 20, 2020

The following article covers nonprofit hospital operator LRGHealthcare’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as it seeks a buyer, mention Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group leader and Boston partner Victor Milione, Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, New York City counsel Chris Desiderio and associate Chris Fong, both of the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy group, for representing LRGHealthcare.

Covid Forces smarTours to Check into Ch. 11

The Deal | October 20, 2020

This story covers travel company smarTours’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, after the pandemic forced the company to suspend all tours earlier this year. The article mentions Boston partner Rick Pedone and New York City counsel Christopher Desiderio and associate Christopher Fong, all of the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group, for representing smarTours.

New Hampshire Hospital Group Seeks Bankruptcy Relief

Reuters Legal | October 19, 2020

The following article covers nonprofit hospital operator LRGHealthcare’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as it seeks a buyer, mention Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group leader and Boston partner Victor Milione, Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, New York City counsel Chris Desiderio and associate Chris Fong, both of the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy group, for representing LRGHealthcare.

LRGHealthcare to Sell Assets in Ch. 11

The Deal | October 19, 2020

The following article, covers nonprofit hospital operator LRGHealthcare’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as it seeks a buyer, mention Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group leader and Boston partner Victor Milione, Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, New York City counsel Chris Desiderio and associate Chris Fong, both of the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy group, for representing LRGHealthcare.

Rising Stars

The Bond Buyer | October 19, 2020

This article features Rochester Project Finance & Public Finance partner Barry Carrigan for being named as one of The Bond Buyer’s “Rising Stars,” a top accolade in the public finance industry. The article also quotes Project Finance & Public Finance practice group leader and New York partner Ken Lind on Barry’s ground-breaking financing for clients such as BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC.

Affordable Housing Developers Build War Chests to Buy Properties

National Real Estate Investor | October 14, 2020

This article, on how developers and investors dedicated to preserving affordable housing are raising capital to bid for properties, quotes New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen for her thoughts on buyers’ potential opportunities to purchase several types of properties.

Nuveen JV buys 400-unit affordable apartment portfolio

Real Estate Weekly | October 13, 2020

This article mentions the firm for representing Hudson Valley Property Group LLC in its partnership with Nuveen Investments in the purchase of a 412-unit affordable apartment portfolio in Jersey City. The deal team included New York partner Aaron Yowell and strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, Boston partner Chris Froeb, and Washington, D.C. partner Susanna Mitchell, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

DASNY sells over $2.5B of PIT bonds; munis unchanged in face of large supply

The Bond Buyer | October 08, 2020

This article on the state of the municipal bond market covers the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York’s sale of almost $2.5 billion of personal income tax receipt bonds. The firm is mentioned as bond counsel for the work by New York partners Chris Reitzel and Virginia Wong, and associates Adam Gordon and Kate Stack; Albany counsel Jeff Pohl; and Washington, D.C. partner Bruce Serchuk and associate Joel Swearingen, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

Real Estate Syndications - What You Need to Know

WRCN 103.9 FM Long Island Radio | October 04, 2020

Cooperatives & Condominiums practice team leader and New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Erica Buckley was featured in this radio segment focusing on the Martin Act (one of the most exhaustive securities laws in the country), New York State filings and compliance, and investigation and enforcement by the New York Attorney General.

Little-Known Bank Regulations Have Globally Changed Creditor Rights

New York Law Journal | September 29, 2020

New York Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas contributed this article on how actions taken by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have altered the rights in bankruptcy of parties to contracts with the world’s largest financial institutions.

Catholic Charities Starts Work on New Queens Development

Real Estate Weekly | September 28, 2020

This article on the ground-breaking of Bishop Valero Residence, an affordable housing development for low-income seniors and formerly homeless adults, quotes New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Joe Lynch for leading the team that advised Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation. The deal team also included Rochester Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Darren Miller and associate Matt Carrigg.

Affordable Developers Look to Older Apartment Buildings

Affordable Housing Finance | September 22, 2020

This article quotes New York Affordable Housing and Real Estate strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen on a potentially historic opportunity to address the affordable housing crisis by accessing some older properties not originally built as affordable housing.

Celebrities Keep Getting Sued Over Instagrams of Themselves

Law360 | September 17, 2020

This article, covering the dilemma of celebrities being sued for posting images of themselves to social media, references a copyright lawsuit involving a paparazzi photo of actress and model Emily Ratajkowski. New York Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp and Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler are representing Ratajkowski in this matter.

Apartment Developers Scout Adaptive Reuse Possibilities

National Real Estate Investor | September 16, 2020

In this article on apartment developers and their outlook on the real estate market, New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen is quoted on the possible use of hotels for affordable housing.

9th Circ Amazon Ruling Opens New Driver Exemption Battles

Law360 | August 26, 2020

In this article on the Ninth Circuit’s decision which found that Amazon delivery drivers are exempt from mandatory arbitration, New York Complex Commercial Disputes partner Chris Mason is quoted for his thoughts on arbitration agreements and the importance of how choice of law clauses operate.

40 Under 40: New leaders shaping the new normal

Albany Business Review | August 19, 2020

Albany and New York City Corporate & Finance attorney Marissa Wiley is quoted in this article containing highlights from a discussion with members of the Albany Business Review's "40 under 40" list.

2nd Circuit blocks latest Lehman effort to recover $1 billion from noteholders

Reuters Legal | August 11, 2020

This article, covering the Second Circuit’s rejection of Lehman Brothers’ effort to claw back $1 billion, mentions NP for the work of Global Finance partner Amanda Darwin (Boston), and Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone (Boston) and counsel Chris Desiderio (New York) in representing the noteholders.

2nd Circ. Rejects Lehman's $1B Clawback Effort

Law360 | August 11, 2020

This article, covering the Second Circuit’s rejection of Lehman Brothers’ effort to claw back $1 billion, mentions NP for the work of Global Finance partner Amanda Darwin (Boston), and Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone (Boston) and counsel Chris Desiderio (New York) in representing the noteholders.

Marissa Wiley appointed to Upstate Capital Association of New York Board of Directors

Upstate Capital Association of New York | August 07, 2020

Albany Corporate attorney Marissa Wiley is profiled in this article for her appointment to the Upstate Capital Association’s board of directors.

JV Completes $53M Redevelopment of Bronx Senior Community

Multi-Housing News | August 06, 2020

This article on Fort Schuyler House, a 138-unit affordable senior housing community in the Bronx, mentions NP for the work of New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partners Joe Lynch and Meghan Altidor, and strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen representing the developer in the deal.

HUD Makes COVID-19 Relief Funds Available

Affordable Housing Finance | July 28, 2020

This article on the $224 million in supplemental payments that the Department of Housing and Urban Development is making available to owners of properties receiving project-based rental assistance links to New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate counsel Kathie Soroka and strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen’s client alert on the topic.

ANALYSIS | 42 CFR Part 2 Rules Changes a Welcome Sign for Many Providers

Behavioral Healthcare Executive | July 22, 2020

This story features New York City Health Care associate Jena Grady for her outlook on the Department of Health & Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s final rule to 42 CFR Part 2 relating to substance use disorders.

How fashion companies can reduce litigation risks and strengthen compliance

New York Law Journal | July 22, 2020

New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan co-authored this article on developing robust compliance programs for fashion companies, especially as COVID-19 has created disruptions in supply chain management.

Relief for Condominium Sponsors Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

New York Law Journal | July 16, 2020

In her latest “Ask the Former Regulator” column, New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Erica Buckley examines some of the limited relief afforded to condominium sponsors under the recent executive orders signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

CARES Act Expands Restructuring Options for Small Businesses

Journal of Bankruptcy Law | July 14, 2020

Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group leader Victor Milione, partner Rick Pedone (both in Boston), and associate Christopher Fong (in New York City), contributed this article on the key changes made to the Small Business Reorganization Act that small businesses and lenders must understand.

SUNY seeks near-term relief with $328.5M bond deal

The Bond Buyer | July 13, 2020

This article, covering the State University of New York’s sale of $328.5 million in federally taxable dormitory facilities revenue bonds, mentions NP as bond counsel. New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Virginia Wong and counsel Abigail Sterling Olsen worked with SUNY on the bond sale, which is intended to offset expected declines in student housing revenue due to the pandemic.

“Execution Mode” – Tax equity scopes out carbon capture

Power Finance & Risk | July 02, 2020

New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner and Energy & Infrastructure Projects co-leader Ellen Friedman is quoted in this article for her outlook on how the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service’s recent guidance on 45Q tax credits will launch innovative carbon capture projects. Ellen is also mentioned for advising OGCI Climate Investments LLP to develop a large-scale carbon capture facility.

Addressing the Threat of Homelessness

Affordable Housing Finance | June 23, 2020

In this article detailing progress and challenges that housing programs face in their fight against homelessness, New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen provides her perspective on why affordability remains one of the biggest challenges.

INSIGHT: RAD Road to Recovery—HUD Program, Tax Credit Offer Stable Investments

Bloomberg Tax | June 23, 2020

New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate counsel Kathie Soroka contributed this article on how the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program can be combined with low-income housing tax credits to provide stable investment opportunities in uncertain times.

On the Move

Albany Times Union | June 20, 2020

This roundup of notable executive news includes the appointment of New York City Cooperatives & Condominium practice team leader and partner Erica Buckley to co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Condominiums & Cooperatives Committee.

From Mitchell-Lama Rental, to HDFC Co-op, and Now to Free-Market

The Cooperator | June 16, 2020

This feature article on New York City’s first-ever Housing Development Fund Corporation cooperative dissolution and reconstitution to free-market status quotes Cooperatives & Condominiums practice team leader Erica Buckley and mentions Affordable Housing & Real Estate counsel Ruben Ravago, both of New York City, for advising West Village Houses.

Airport P3s – Looking down the runway

Project Finance International | June 16, 2020

Project Finance & Public Finance partners Roddy Devlin, in New York, and Angelica Valencia, in Los Angeles, contributed this article on their outlook on P3s in the airport industry, and the downstream effect of COVID-19 on new project development.

West Village Houses Co-op Transitions From HDFC to Market Rate

Habitat | June 08, 2020

This feature article on New York City’s first-ever Housing Development Fund Corporation cooperative dissolution and reconstitution to free-market status quotes Cooperatives & Condominiums practice team leader Erica Buckley and mentions Affordable Housing & Real Estate counsel Ruben Ravago, both of New York City, for advising West Village Houses.

City's tax shortfall stems from the lack of homeownership

Crain’s New York | April 29, 2020

Cooperatives & Condominium practice team leader Erica Buckley contributed this op-ed on New York City’s real estate landscape during the pandemic, offering her outlook and appeal for affordable housing and home ownership.

Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up the Firm Ranks In Q1

Law360 | April 28, 2020

NP’s 2020 Partner Class, Global Finance partner Ilana Kameros’ promotion to New York City office managing partner and San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes partner Matt Richards’ promotion to pro bono partner were included in this quarterly roundup of notable partner-level promotions in the legal industry.

D.C. Opportunity Zone Developer Closes Financing, To Break Ground Soon On 191 Apartments

Bisnow | April 23, 2020

This article, which mentions NP for representing the developer in the transaction, covers a $50 million financing deal that enables construction of a new 191-unit residential building in Northeast Washington, D.C. The deal team included Washington, D.C. partner Susanna Mitchell, New York City partner Meghan Altidor, and Boston associate Alexander Rosso, all of the Affordable Housing and Real Estate group.

Why Material Adverse Effect Clauses aren't escape hatches

Law360 | April 01, 2020

This article highlights the findings of Nixon Peabody’s 17th annual MAC Survey, released last fall. New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan led the development of the survey.

Caution required if co-op and condo boards enlist volunteers

Habitat | March 26, 2020

New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Erica Buckley and counsel Ruben Ravago co-wrote this contributed article, based on their NP client alert, about the key issues condo boards and co-ops must consider before enlisting the assistance of volunteers during a pandemic.

COVID-19, executive orders and pending condo offering plans

New York Law Journal | March 23, 2020

In her latest “Ask the Former Regulator” column, New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Erica Buckley explains that the functions of New York government, including the Attorney General’s Real Estate Finance Bureau, are still in operation during the coronavirus shutdown, as most state employees continue to work remotely.

Peloton case an example of intellectual property rights of copyright owners

Rochester Business Journal | March 20, 2020

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk contributed this column analyzing a copyright dispute between home exercise giant Peloton and the National Music Publishers Association regarding the use of popular music in Peloton video workouts. This column was adapted from an NP alert by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp, and associate Catherine Savio.

Essential or nonessential?

WHEC-TV (Rochester) | March 19, 2020

Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding spoke to the local NBC affiliate via FaceTime to discuss new work restrictions announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Kim talks about employee staffing, staggered scheduling and which businesses qualify as essential.

New York government reaches deal on coronavirus sick-leave mandate

HR Magazine (Society for Human Resource Management) | March 18, 2020

Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding, Rochester Corporate partner Brian Kopp, and Long Island Labor and Employment associate David Tauster co-wrote this contributed article, based on their NP client alert, analyzing the new mandatory sick-leave deal in New York state.

Key takeaways from HUD’s FAQs on COVID-19

Affordable Housing Finance | March 16, 2020

New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate Strategic Policy Advisor Deborah VanAmerongen analyzes new COVID-19 guidance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for owners and managers of HUD-assisted housing.

M&A agreements take COVID-19 in stride

The Deal | March 13, 2020

New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan discusses how parties in current M&A deals are using MAC clauses to account for the potential impact of COVID-19 on their businesses.

The 2020 Law Power 100

City and State | March 09, 2020

New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Erica Buckley appears on this City and State 2020 Law Power List, recognizing New York’s most politically powerful lawyers.

Fight over releases stalls Level Solar's Ch. 11 hearing

Law360 | March 03, 2020

This article mentions Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Victor Milione in Boston and associate Chris Fong in New York City, who are representing two funds created by Level Solar as part of the shuttered company’s Chapter 11 plan.

Regulators extend comment period for CRA changes

National Mortgage Professional | February 20, 2020

This article is about the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s decision to extend the public comment period regarding proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act, and it mentions Nixon Peabody for New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Tatiana Gutierrez’s pro bono work as part of the team helping the National Housing Conference develop a detailed response.

Everything you need to know about combining apartments in NYC

Brick Underground | February 19, 2020

This article features New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Erica Buckley talking about the process for condo and co-op owners who may want to buy a second unit in the same building to combine with their current home.

4 Consideration for Investing in Opportunity Zones

Law360 | February 19, 2020

New York City Corporate partner Rick Cox provides commentary in this article about how managers of qualified opportunity funds can minimize conflicts of interest through organizational documents.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | February 18, 2020

This roundup of executive news highlights the promotion of New York City Global Finance partner Ilana Kameros to office managing partner.

Nixon Peabody names Ilana Kameros as managing partner

New York Law Journal | February 14, 2020

This column on personnel moves in the legal industry leads with the promotion of New York City Global Finance partner Ilana Kameros to office managing partner.

Cuomo veto spares condos, co-ops from paying prevailing wage

The Real Deal | February 13, 2020

New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Erica Buckley talks about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s veto of a bill that would’ve jeopardized property tax abatements for condos and co-ops that do not pay a prevailing wage to their building service workers.

People on the Move

Affordable Housing Finance | February 10, 2020

This roundup of personnel moves in the affordable housing space highlights the promotions of Los Angeles Community Development partner Sonia Nayak, Washington, DC, Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Dara Newman Histed, and New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Dana Roper, all of whom officially joined the NP partnership this month.

Philly refinery owner fires back at Chapter 11 plan objections

Law360 | February 10, 2020

This article on the latest developments in a Delaware-based bankruptcy matter mentions Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone in Boston and associate Chris Fong in New York City as co-counsel for Point Breeze Renewable Energy LLC, which is objecting to the Chapter 11 plan proposed by a shuttered Philadelphia refinery.

Objections to Philly refinery Chapter 11 pile up as hearing nears

Law360 | February 05, 2020

This article mentions Boston Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone and New York City Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy associate Chris Fong as co-counsel for Point Breeze Renewable Energy LLC, which is objecting to a proposed Chapter 11 plan for a shuttered Philadelphia refinery.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | February 04, 2020

This column of notable executive moves in the legal industry included a write-up on the promotion of Nixon Peabody’s 2020 new partner class: Laura Bacon, Shariff Barakat, Katie Baynes, Robert Fisher, Kimberly Harding, Brian Mahoney, Sonia Nayak, Dara Newman Histed, Morgan Nighan, Chris Porzio, Rachel Pugliese, Dana Roper, and Peter Trimarchi.

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the Move

Reuters Legal | February 03, 2020

This roundup of personnel moves in the legal industry highlights the 13 members of Nixon Peabody’s 2020 new partner class: Laura Bacon, Shariff Barakat, Katie Baynes, Robert Fisher, Kimberly Harding, Brian Mahoney, Sonia Nayak, Dara Newman Histed, Morgan Nighan, Chris Porzio, Rachel Pugliese, Dana Roper and Peter Trimarchi.

M&A wrap

Mergers & Acquisitions | January 30, 2020

This round-up of top news in the M&A space highlights the promotions of New York City Corporate partner Rachel Pugliese and Rochester Corporate partner Brian Mahoney to partner.

Women in Housing and Financing hosts NYC affordable housing panel

New York Real Estate Journal | January 21, 2020

This article highlights New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Tatiana Gutierrez, who served as moderator of a Social Impact Investing in Housing panel at NP’s office. Tatiana is a board member for Women in Housing and Financing, Inc., which convened the panel.

Chicago plans full-court press with investors this week

The Bond Buyer | January 08, 2020

This article on the city of Chicago’s efforts to close a $838 million budget gap mentions New York City Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas as STSC bond counsel for the city.

It's a wrap: Munis end on a quiet note

The Bond Buyer | December 31, 2019

This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s role as bond counsel to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in its sale of green revenue bonds and bond anticipation notes.

Why you need a MAC clause in your next deal

Mergers & Acquisitions | December 23, 2019

New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan talks with a leading publication in the M&A industry about the increasing number of MAC clauses in major deals and how such clauses can benefit both buyers and sellers.

LGBT Affordable Senior Housing Opens in Brooklyn

Multi-Housing News | December 19, 2019

This article about the opening of Stonewall House in Brooklyn—New York State’s first LGBT-friendly affordable elder housing—mentions Nixon Peabody for advising BFC Partners on the development.

Clarifying the Law on Escrow Accounts and Certificates of Occupancy

New York Law Journal | December 18, 2019

In her latest “Ask the Former Regulator” column, New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Erica Buckley answers a question from a condominium sponsor in New York City who is beginning to sell condo units with only a temporary certificate of occupancy.

More MACs Standardized and Favor Bidders: Nixon Peabody

The Deal | December 16, 2019

This article features Nixon Peabody’s recently released MAC Survey and discusses its key findings.

The confidentiality of substance use disorder consumer records regulation

Open Minds | November 27, 2019

New York City Health Care associate Jena Grady wrote this contributed article outlining proposed regulatory changes by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that aim to address the opioid crisis while maintaining confidentiality protections.

Medford nonprofit, Jericho developer open housing for vets

Long Island Business News | November 21, 2019

This story highlights Nixon Peabody’s work on a deal to open a 135-unit supportive and affordable housing development for homeless veterans and low-income families in Brooklyn. Partner Aaron Yowell, partner-elect Dana Roper, and strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate Group in New York City, were part of the deal team. Aaron is quoted in the article.

Material Adverse Change lingo shifts toward buyers’ favor

Law360 | November 19, 2019

This article highlights takeaways from Nixon Peabody’s latest survey of Material Adverse Change clauses—a common feature of M&A deals that are often influenced by economic and geopolitical circumstances. New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan is quoted extensively in the piece.

Risk aversion is playing a larger role in major deals: Survey

Bloomberg Law | November 19, 2019

New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan talks to Bloomberg Law about Nixon Peabody’s recently released MAC Survey, the effect of a looming Brexit on M&A deals, and how the MAC landscape has changed since the 2017 survey.

N.Y. MTA, University of Nebraska bond, notes sell; the importance of having taxable

Bond Buyer | October 11, 2019

This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s role as bond counsel to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority in its sale of Series 2019E transportation revenue bond anticipation notes.

And the “Litigators of the Week” Runners Up...

The American Lawyer | October 04, 2019

This column includes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Jennifer Riordan and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Kristin Jamberdino as “Litigators of the Week” runner ups for securing a dismissal on behalf of fashion retailer Express, LLC.

Martin Act amendments: Threshold for effective offering plan

New York Law Journal | September 30, 2019

In the latest installment of her “Ask the Former Regulator” column, New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Erica Buckley analyzes new legislative language that changes the threshold for effective offering plans on rental conversions.

Lawyers on the move

Reuters Legal | September 25, 2019

This roundup of key personnel moves in the legal industry features the arrival of New York City Corporate partner Rick Cox to Nixon Peabody.

US Law Week

Bloomberg Law News | September 24, 2019

This roundup of executive news highlights the arrival of Corporate partner Rick Cox in the firm’s New York City office.

M&A Wrap

Mergers & Acquisitions | September 24, 2019

This roundup of executive news highlights the arrival of Corporate partner Rick Cox in the firm’s New York City office.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | September 24, 2019

This roundup of executive news highlights the arrival of Corporate partner Rick Cox in the firm’s New York City office.

Expansive changes bolster protections for employees in New York State

Rochester Business Journal | September 20, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk co-wrote this contributed article on changes to employee protections in New York State, including new limitations on nondisclosure agreements and an increased window for filing harassment claims. The article is adapted from an alert by Long Island Labor and Employment partner Tara Daub Eyer and associate Justin Guilfoyle.

Inside Bernie Sanders’ $2.5T housing plan

The Real Deal | September 17, 2019

New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Erica Buckley comments on presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ proposed plan for increased federal funding for community land trusts, an arrangement in which nonprofits acquire land as a permanent location for affordable housing.

Making a name for yourself: For trans people, it's 'life-changing'

NBC Out | September 06, 2019

This article about the importance of name changes for transgender individuals quotes New York City Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas and Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes senior E-discovery specialist Anders Van Marter, and highlights their work with the transgender community. NBC Out is the network’s news site dedicated to LGBTQ news.

Lots of muni supply in a short week as market to see $7.6B bonds, $1B+ notes

Bond Buyer | September 03, 2019

This roundup of municipal market news mentions Nixon Peabody for serving as bond counsel to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority in its sale of $1 billion of Series 2019D-1 transportation revenue bond anticipation notes.

2nd Circ.'s Seminal Rejection of FCPA Conviction Challenge

Law360 | August 28, 2019

New York City partner Isabelle De Smedt (CORP), Manchester partner Mark Knights (GIWC), Boston counsel Robert Fisher (GIWC), Manchester associate Michael Strauss (CDPG) and Boston associate Scott Seitz (GIWC) authored this column about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s recent decision regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s anti-bribery provisions and what the decision means for companies needing to comply with the law.

Adam Leitman Bailey Firm Sued by Trucking Business for $7M After Ex-Client's Trial Loss

New York Law Journal | August 28, 2019

This article is about a trucking businessman who is suing his former lawyers for malpractice related to losing a property dispute against Nixon Peabody client Frank Arnold. The coverage mentions Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partner Daniel Gibbons for leading the team that secured the trial victory—winning more than $3.8 million.

First-half volume took a Northeast dip

The Bond Buyer | August 19, 2019

This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s ascension to the No. 2 spot in bond counsel rankings in the Northeast for the first half of the year.

Location

55 West 46th Street

New York, NY 10036-4120

Phone: 212-940-3000

Fax: 212-940-3111

Key Contacts

Ilana Kameros

Office Managing Partner

ikameros@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 212-940-3089

Toni Stephen

Office Administrator

tstephen@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 212-224-6383

Marketing Inquiries

info@nixonpeabody.com

Kristin Jamberdino of Nixon Peabody’s Health and Wellness practice interviews Callie Schweitzer, award-winning journalist and C-Suite Content Creative, at NP NYC’s inaugural “Let’s Talk” event.

Back to top